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CHINA: China Reports Leap in New HIV/AIDS Cases


Reuters (09.08.07) - Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The number of new HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in China in the first six months of 2007, 18,543, nearly equals the total recorded during all of 2006, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. Most of the infections were attributed to drug use, said Han Mengjie of the State Council's AIDS Control Work Committee. Han warned as well of the risk of HIV's spread through unsafe sex and population migration.


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